Mindil Beach, Darwin, Northern Territory © Tourism Australia
Guide to Darwin
With everything from Asian food markets and crocodile encounters to open-air movies and sunset cruises, Darwin is as easygoing as it is exciting.
By Jennifer Pinkerton
Welcome to the Northern Territory's unhurried capital, Darwin, with its balmy nights, colourful characters and outdoor adventures. As well as markets, crocodiles and cruises, you'll find strong Aboriginal cultures here, as evidenced by the array of languages spoken in the streets and the vibrant Aboriginal art that fills the city's galleries and museums. The city's proximity to Asia means you'll also find strong Asian influences, especially in the energetic food scene and night markets.